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16227Re: New Hammockers

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  • ij
    Nov 1, 2006
      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <ed@...> wrote:
      > Welcome to the List Short Stuff & thanks for posting such a neat
      story. We
      > all feel the same way here, so you're with good company. I'm looking
      > forward to meeting you & your son at our next spring campout..Ed
      > Moderator, Hammock Camping List
      > Author, Hammock Camping, The Complete Guide
      > Editor, Hammock Camping News
      > Owner, Speer Hammocks Inc
      > _____
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > On Behalf Of shortstuff_n_hooch
      > Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 9:51 AM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] New Hammockers
      > Hi all! My son and I started hammocking this past year quite my
      > accident. We are now converts to the comforts of hammock camping
      > for life! We were on our way to my beloved native North Carolina
      > for a camping trip. As we got off the interstate, I stopped in
      > Asheville at the Mast Store looking for something to relax
      > comfortably in camp with. One of the clerks suggested an Eagles
      > Nest Outfitters hammock. I decided to invest the $49.95 and see how
      > it went. I was so comfortble in it, that my son and I spent 3
      > nights in it. After we returned to Kentucky, I started doing some
      > research online into others that like their hammocks as well. That
      > is when I read about hammock camping. I have since purchased a
      > DryFly rain tarp and SlapStraps to accompany my ENO hammock to make
      > it a true shelter. Of course, I bought Ed's book as well, giving it
      > a good read.
      > That is what brings us to my revelation that, indeed, camping in a
      > hammock is more comfortable and certainly more convenient. When
      > preparing for an annual camping trip to Spruce Pine, NC with my Dad,
      > brothers, uncle and a couple of cousins, I was contemplating a
      > choice of shelter. After thinking long and hard about it, I decided
      > to give my new ENO shelter system a try. Not only was I the first
      > to have my shelter set up, I reported sleeping better and more
      > comfortably at night. The nights got as low as 41 degrees with a
      > pretty good rain storn the second night, but I was warm, dry and
      > well rested. The others gave me grief about my choice of shelter,
      > but I was the only one who didn't fuss about my back bothering me
      > every morning around the fire. When we were leaving Sunday morning,
      > I was, of course, the first to have my shelter taken down and packed
      > away. My son has now decided that he wants his own hammock for
      > Christmas this year. I guesss you never know what Santa will bring,
      > huh?
      > Short Stuff and I look forward to meeting many of you at the Spring
      > campout this year, we hope to be able to make it!
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Welcome Shortstuff....glad you found hammocking. I too, own a ENO
      hammock for the last 3 yrs..money well spent for a good night
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